McCormick CEO Lawrence Kurzius to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

Alan D. Wilson, executive chairman of the board and former CEO of McCormick & Company, will end his eight-year tenure as chairman, effective Jan. 31. CEO Lawrence Kurzius will take over as chairman, on top of his current duties, the Sparks-based spice giant announced Wednesday. Wilson, who worked for the McCormick for 23 years, will …

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Marriott’s Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in Hamburg

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Bestheda-based hotel giant Marriott International Inc., announced Wednesday the official unveiling of The Westin Hamburg, marking the brand’s debut in the German city. Overlooking Germany’s famed port city, the hotel resides within the Elbphilharmonie: Hamburg’s new architectural landmark, home to two esteemed concert halls as well as luxury residences. …

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‘A good start underway,’ Howard Hughes officials say of Columbia’s downtown redevelopment

A 350-unit multi-family development and the first of two office towers in Columbia’s new Merriweather District are expected to break ground in the mid-2017, the developer said Wednesday.

Howard Hughes Corp. officials said those buildings along with a new parking structure funded with a tax increment financing package just passed by the Howard County Council will be a big component of the 5 million-square-foot district to be located in downtown Columbia.

“We’ve got a good start underway with 1.3…

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Law Digest – Maryland Court of Appeals – Dec. 1, 2016

Court of Appeals Professional Responsibility, Indefinite suspension: Maryland attorney who knew that Maryland Bar Counsel was investigating complaints against her falsely stated on application form for the District of Columbia Bar that there were no outstanding complaints against her. After this misrepresentation was discovered, she was suspended from the District of Columbia Bar for one …

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Odell Dickerson Jr. | New Psalmist Baptist Church

Odell Dickerson Jr., the chief operating officer of New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, has been appointed to the board of directors of Family and Children’s Services, a nonprofit based in Baltimore for more than 165 years. Dickerson has been full-time staff with the 8,000-member church since 2000 and is its first and only COO. …

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Dr. Joseph R. Scalea | UM School of Medicine

Joseph R. Scalea, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of pancreas and islet cell transplantation in the division of transplantation in the UM SOM Department of Surgery, has received the American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship. This prestigious award supports gifted young surgeons who choose careers in …

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Md. astronomer: Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be sinkhole

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole. In a study published Wednesday, a team led by University of Maryland astronomer Douglas Hamilton suggests the basin may have resulted from the weight of surface ice. Computer modeling by the researchers indicates an ice cap formed at …

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